is it the holy grail? what makes it special? is longevity great? compliment getter? I would never buy a FB but I see 2 decants on ebay. 5 ml - 25 bucks. 10 ml for 45 bucks. what do you think?
Yeah, I heard all the hype too, so I bought a decant and just like other folks, found it to be astonishing stuff.
Not particularly what I might have chosen, as far as it's style is concerned, but the out and out quality of the stuff is simply amazing, and worth sampling just for the "benchmark" aspect alone.
Same with it's brother, Chypre Palliatan. Hard to think of an occasion when I might wear it, but once again, it's sheer quality puts it right on my "lust list."
5ml should be more than enough for you to get the full experience a bunch of times, so if you can spare the cash, if only for the educational aspect, I'd go for it. You may not be "hooked", but you'll be a much wiser frag-head as a result.
And no...I wouldnt buy IB on ebay at all...too risky and I saw many of those same ebay posts and they appear to me to be a little shady...I'd rather buy a split on BN than ebay....Just my personal opinion...
Holy grail is always a very personal thing. IB is excellent, perhaps the best "nugere", or new fougere. It replicates some of classical, woody clean feel of old masculines, but with new synthetics. Not my favorite genre, but I agree it's worth trying. Full bottles go for $250 for 60ml.